Messages From Palestine

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"Yes, my mother is angry at me, and she is right, she should be, I am a bad son."

Beyond the media. Bear witness and grow our solidarity.

"That day in the workshop, as the situation worsened with the sounds of explosions, shots and clashes, I decided to inform the children that we must help each other feel safe. Together, we broke the barrier of fear and worry to defy all circumstances, even as the electricity cut off and plunged us into darkness"

Join actors from across the south east as they read accounts of daily life in Gaza and in Jenin, in the West Bank.

An afternoon of deep listening, awareness building and reflection.  

"So, I am asking all the artists in this world — you have to unite, and we have to fight… not just for Palestinians… We have to fight for this planet, for the humanity, for the future, for the people who come next, for each community and each country still under colonisation and occupation."

Curated by Nadia Nadif, in partnership with AZ Theatre, Theatre for Everybody Gaza and The Freedom Theatre (recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize). Cast includes Sara Masry, Joe Haddad, Saeed Taji Farouky, Nadia Nadif, Ruth Lass, Jody Kamali, Theresa Cole, Sarah Thurstan, Sarah Quist and Alex MacLaren. Further casting may be announced and the cast is subject to change.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Venue Doors Tickets
- ( ) The Grand Burstin Hotel: Neptune LF Room 1:35pm
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    Standard
    Price
    £8
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Nadia Nadif performing while surrounded by an audience
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A man reading a letter on stage, wearing a dark shirt and salmon pink scarf
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Biography
Nadia's credits include the National Theatre, The National Theatre Studio, The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Willow Globe Theatre Wales, BBC and BFI. She is an associate artist for Althea Theatre, The Factory, The PappyShow and National Youth Theatre. She is also a singer, lindy hop dancer and voice over…
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Sara is a stage & screen actor and writer, of Saudi, Palestinian and Yemeni origin. She has starred in lead roles in theatre productions across the UK and SWANA (south west Asia and north Africa), as well as in award-winning independent short films. Sara serves as a director of Contemporancient…
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Joe is an actor and comedian born to Palestinian parents. He has credits on stage, screen and audio that extend across the BBC, The Young Vic, Royal Court, Barbican, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Audible. He is a regular on the London comedy circuit, where his material explores his experiences…
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Jody Kamali is a character comedian, actor, and writer. With a background in contemporary clowning, he is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe, having written and performed fourteen solo shows over the past fifteen years. Credits include Stage: Mr Sleepybum (Edinburgh Fringe) Ironing Board Man (Soho…
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Starting as an entertainer in her teens, Theresa then received formal training as an actor at the Oxford School of Drama after attending Aberdeen University. She also spent twelve years honing her improvisation skills in London. Dedicated to always being in an industry she loves, she has combined…
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Sarah is known for her portrayal of judges and magistrates, in Emmerdale, Coronation Street and EastEnders. Other cameo TV roles include Mrs Brown’s Boys, Tracey Beaker, A & E, Silent Witness, Casualty, The Grand, Prime Suspect. Hollyoaks, Where The Heart Is and Heartbeat. Sarah has also performed…
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